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Energy Efficiency in Water/Wastewater Facilities

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

Course Outline

This four hour course provides valuable information for those individuals who participate in the operations and management of utilities, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), governmental agencies and any other individuals with an interest in protecting the planet and being a better world citizen.  Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to meet the continuing education requirements in order to renew their licenses.  It was designed by an instructor who has developed and implemented numerous similar training courses. 

This course requires the completion of a multiple-choice quiz at its conclusion in order to obtain the necessary certification.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in the operation and management of utilities, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), governmental agencies and any other individual with an interest in protecting the planet and being a better world citizen.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendees of this course will understand the basic concepts of energy efficiency and how to implement these.

Course Introduction

Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements can cost less than generating, transmitting and distributing energy from power plants.  Energy efficiency provides multiple economic and environmental benefits.  Energy savings can reduce operating costs for local governments, freeing up resources for additional investments in energy efficiency and other priorities.  Energy efficiency can also help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security and independence and create jobs.

Local governments can promote energy efficiency in their jurisdictions by improving the efficiency of municipal facilities and operations and encouraging energy efficiency improvements in their residential, commercial and industrial sectors

Course Content

This course is based upon the following book:

In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities”  provided as a pdf document as a part of this course.  This document describes the steps utilities to develop and implement greenhouse gas reduction programs utilizing energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities

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Course Summary

This course discusses basic energy efficiency concepts.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

U.S Environmental Protection Agency


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.